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Afghanistan witnessing hunger, privation for second consecutive winter: Reports Afghanistan Hunger
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Afghanistan witnessing hunger, privation for second consecutive winter: Reports

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Dec 2022, 12:08 am

Kabul: The US Institute for Peace (USIP) has released a report which showed Afghanistan is facing hunger and privation for a second winter in a row. 

Afghanistan is currently run by the Taliban since Aug 15 last year.

The report said that the Afghans appear to be adapting as best they can to the "dire" situation, but this will not mitigate pervasive poverty, hunger and deprivation. 

“Loss of income due to the economic collapse following the Taliban takeover in August 2021 has been the main culprit in worsening food insecurity, exacerbated by a succession of drought-induced poor harvests,” the report as quoted by Tolo News.

“There was also an increase in female unemployment (i.e., women and girls reported to be seeking but not finding work), but this was equivalent to only one-third of the increase in labor force participation (which includes salaried employment, self-employment and home-based gainful economic activity, as well as people who are seeking but not finding work),” the report reads.

The report reads that the current degree of Afghan economic stability is critically dependent on continuing humanitarian aid flows, “including cash shipments by the United Nations totaling USD 1.8 billion over the past year.”